A New Direction
Our egos grow daily, and they will intensify the contrast between nature and us. To spare us the experience of the suffering this contrast entails, we should begin to advance toward acquiring nature’s quality of altruism.
People are built in such a way that we feel that things outside us change, not us. This is how reality is perceived in human senses and in the human mind. In truth, however, nature’s force is constant and unchangeable. If we are identical to it, we feel wholeness. If we are completely opposite, we feel that this force is totally against us. In between these two extremes, we feel the intermediary stages.
When one begins to balance oneself with nature’s quality, the pressure for self-change lessens. This, in turn, reduces the negative experiences in one’s life. In fact, from nature’s perspective, nothing changes in this scheme; it is the individual who changes. Thus, the change itself creates in that person a sensation that nature’s impact has changed.
Today, the contradiction between us and the altruistic force of nature is not at its worse, since our egos have not reached their maximum level of development. This means that the level of negative phenomena we are experiencing could still grow stronger. This, by the way, is also the reason some of us still do not feel the general crisis that the world faces.
But our egos grow daily, and they will intensify the contrast between nature and us. To spare us the experience of the suffering this contrast entails, we should begin to advance toward acquiring nature’s quality of altruism, to change the course of evolution. And we should begin soon.
When we do, we will immediately feel a favorable response at all levels of existence. For instance, let us assume that a certain man has a son who is behaving very badly. The father talks to the son and tries to persuade him to change his ways. In the end, they agree that from now on they will begin with a clean slate, and the boy will better his ways. If, in the next day, the boy improves his ways, even just a little bit, his father’s attitude toward him will immediately change for the better. Thus, everything is measured and judged not according to the result, but according to the direction.
When more people become concerned about correcting interpersonal relationships, and regard this attitude as the most important thing, because their lives literally depend on it, their common worry will become the public opinion, which will affect all the members of society. Because of the internal connection among us, every person in the world, even in the most desolate places, will instantaneously begin to feel that he or she is connected to all the other people and depends on them. People will begin to think about the reciprocal dependency between themselves and the rest of humanity.